Newcastle icon and superstar Alan Shearer met with Rafa Benitez earlier in the week according to the Chronicle, and he talked to Rafa about the state of the transfer business.
We all know it’s been a difficult window for Newcastle and Rafa in particular – and we are aware he hasn’t got the quality of players he was hoping for this summer.
But this is not a crisis for Newcastle as we wrote about earlier today and there are still three weeks left in the transfer window.
We can still get three good players through the door – in addition to 21-year-old Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.
Newcastle icon Alan Shearer
That will make 9 players brought in this summer, and the squad will be better than last season – for sure.
Of course, it needs to be a lot better if we are to finish in the middle of the table or even higher next May.
Alan Shearer has said what Rafa told him and what the manager is still hoping for before September rolls around.
This is what Alan told the Chronicle:
“He will have to have signs of bringing more players in and I think it’s a big two or three weeks regarding bringing a few more in.”
“He needs that, there is no doubt about it.”
“He says he needs a new striker, he might need two, he needs a full-back, he also wants an experienced goalkeeper.”
“He says they’re working hard to bring those players in and hopefully they can.”
“I think we will know a lot in a month’s time and if he doesn’t get what he wants then you might see it starting to unravel.”
We really hope it doesn’t unravel – we think Rafa is good enough to make our team decent enough even if we don’t bring in three good players before September.
But of course that will never be good enough for Rafa, and we must support the manager in January and next summer when we’ll have a lot more money in the coffers.
It’s a tough situation for Newcastle to be in and there are many reasons for that – one of the big ones being that we were relegated last year.
We shouldn’t forget that, and we still have high hopes we can finish in the top half of the table next May.
It’s much better than still being in the Championship.
Howay The Lads!!